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To ?   4 July [1877?]


Passes judgment on photo of embryological interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  4 July [1877?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (23 July 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11590

From W. E. Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877]


Discusses an experiment.

His dogs appear to have rabies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 or 19] July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10743

To Williams & Norgate   [7 July? 1877]


Asks for Tom. 23 of the Bulletin de la Soc. Bot. de France to be purchased for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [7, 17 or 27] July 1877
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (27 November 2018, lot 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10759F

To Alfred Espinas   [before 1 July 1877]


As AE hardly admits evolution, they view all subjects differently.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Victor (Alfred) Espinas
Date:  [before 1 July 1877]
Classmark:  Darwin Library–CUL: tipped into Espinas 1877
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11027

From Thomas Meehan   1 July 1877


Credits himself with stimulating most of the American work on plant cross-fertilisation. Sends his review of Cross and self-fertilisation [in Penn Monthly (June 1877)]. Suggests CD, A. Gray, and TM now agree on the extent of self-fertilisation in nature.

Author:  Thomas Meehan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11028

From Oscar Comettant   1 July 1877


Circular letter advertising Ernest Lavigne’s scheme to educate wealthy foreign children in Paris.

Author:  Jean Pierre Oscar (Oscar) Comettant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11029

From Alfred Espinas   1 July 1877


On painful state of CD’s reception in France.

Author:  Alfred Victor (Alfred) Espinas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 163: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11030

From Arnold Dodel-Port   3 July 1877


Sends CD lithograph plates as examples of a book he hopes to publish.

Author:  Arnold Dodel-Port
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11032

From Max Schlesinger   4 July 1877


Thanks CD for allowing him to translate his paper ["Biographical sketch of an infant"] for the Cologne Gazette. Sends copies.

Author:  Max Schlesinger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11034

From Hermann Hoffmann   4 July 1877


Reports monstrous Papaver hybridum not mentioned in M. T. Masters’ Teratology [1869].

Author:  Karl Heinrich Hermann (Hermann) Hoffmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11035

To Thomas Meehan   5 July [1877]


Thanks for review. Fears "we must agree to differ".

Health weak. Not worth TM’s time to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Meehan
Date:  5 July [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 355
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11036

To Constantin James   5 July 1877


Thanks him for his book [Du Darwinisme ou l’homme singe (1877)] and letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Constantin James
Date:  5 July 1877
Classmark:  James 1892, p. [V]
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11036F

From John Brigg   6 July 1877


Thanks CD for account of F. A. Pouchet’s experiments. Cannot yet dispute his conclusions.

Continues experiments on the colour of goldfish as affected by light and presence of plants.

Author:  John Brigg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 309
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11037

From William Preyer   6 July 1877


Asks for CD’s "Sketch of an infant" [Collected papers 2: 191–200]. He has made observations on new-born children and mammals to determine what behaviour is inherited and what acquired.

Author:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 174: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11038

To Arnold Dodel-Port   6 July 1877


Thanks AD-P for plates [from Arnold and Carolina Dodel-Port, Atlas der Botanik (1878–83)]. Will be useful to all who teach botany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arnold Dodel-Port
Date:  6 July 1877
Classmark:  Zentralbibliothek, Zürich (Ms Z VIII 417.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11039

From C. L. Bernays   7 July 1877


Has enjoyed CD’s last publications, especially on self-fertilisation of plants.

Believes a visit by CD to the U. S. would do much to promote his theories.

Reports on American campaign against locusts [by C. V. Riley].

Author:  Charles Louis Bernays
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11040

To William Preyer   8 July 1877


Discusses inheritance.

Has WP heard of Douglas Spalding’s experiments of blindfolding chickens ["Instinct – with original observations on young animals", Rep. BAAS 42 (1872): 141–3]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Date:  8 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 147: 268–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11042

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   9 July [1877]


Asks for advice on how to care for previously sent species.

Occurrence of "bloom".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  9 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 67–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11043

To L. H. Morgan   9 July [1877]


CD admires Herbert Spencer’s genius but not his "deductive style" of expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  9 July [1877]
Classmark:  University of Rochester Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11044

From Ernst Krause   9 July 1877


Asks permission to print translation of "A biographical sketch of an infant" [Collected papers 2: 191–200] in Kosmos.

Notes divisions among German Darwinists.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 169: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11045
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